Speaker: John C. Danforth will be interviewed by Eric Andersen, Director, Senior Leadership Fellows Program, Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development; Deputy Director, Voices in Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
About John C. Danforth
John C. Danforth, currently a partner with the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, has had a distinguished career in public service and the law. A former three-term U.S. Senator from Missouri, Rev. Danforth currently serves on the boards of the Cerner Corporation and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, as well as on the national advisory board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.
An ordained Episcopal priest, Danforth is the author of Resurrection (1994), Faith and Politics: How the “Moral Values” Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together (2006), and The Relevance of Religion (2015).
Following his elected service, Danforth held appointments in both Republican and Democratic administrations. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and later, special envoy to Sudan, where his focus was negotiating an end to the civil war in the South. Before that, Danforth was special counsel in the investigation of the federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Danforth was elected and served eight years as attorney general for the state of Missouri.
The Faith & Life Forum explores matters of faith and public life. This term, we will explore the theme of "Redefining Success: Living a Life of Sacrifice and Service” through readings, discussion, interviews, and lectures.